Breaking down the film of Bishop Amat’s leaders on defense heading into the fall. 2024 standouts Bishop Amat Offense/ATH rundown but will be high impact players on the defense this season. and Raymond Macias solidify a strong front seven with talented players in the secondary in , Carlos Alvarez, and Viejo transfer Chris Cooper. is one of the fastest rising ’24 prospects in the state after picking up four P-5 offers last month.and Richard Munoz were featured in the
– DL, 2023
Afalava is a disruptive force up front that consistently makes plays at or behind the LOS. He’s a highly effective 3-technique with ideal frame and skillset for the position that can plug interior gaps and bring pressure up the middle. He’s explosive out of his stance and demonstrates good leverage and hand placement. He does a good job locating ball carriers in the backfield and shows lateral movement chasing out wide. He showed ability to line up at DE in 3-man fronts but looks to be a more natural 3-tech at the next level. Afalava added offers from Washington St., Harvard, and Princeton in May. Other offers include Cal, Utah St., ASU, Nevada, UNLV, Miami, Yale, Michigan, and FSU.
Had a great time at the @NPShowcases Elite Showcase today. Honored to receive MVP for DL. Thank you for having me! @PGregorian @RTaylorFBscout @JReyes_NP @GHoward_Scout @GregBiggins @BrandonHuffman @247Sports @ChampionUSA @BumpBoxx @CoachHagerty @TheMatt_V pic.twitter.com/wXqpJbkGQY
– DB, 2024
Slaughter has picked up 12 offers after transferring from San Jacinto in January. He plays fast and physical filling the box as a SS/OLB. He moves well in space with great athleticism and closing speed. He sheds blocks violently and has the lateral quickness to track down outside runs. Slaughter has massive P-5 upside in his high-level physicality and athleticism. He picked up offers from LSU, ASU, Colorado, and Washington in May.
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Raymond Macias- DL, 2023
Macias is a strong force up the middle alongside Afalava that can plug interior gaps in the run game and get after the QB from his DT spot. He does a good job of shedding blocks using violent hands and good hand placement to push and pull blockers off him. He can spin and swim off blocks and shows good range-of-motion rushing the passer. He’s powerful at the POA but could benefit from more consistent and polished use of leverage and technique. Macias is a two-sport athlete in football and wrestling.
HS: Bishop Amat Memorial High School
NCAA ID: 2111379545
All league 2021 Defensive Lineman
Heavy Weather Wrestling Champion 2022 https://t.co/OSz61gXVME
— Raymond macias (@Coooks99) February 24, 2022
– DB, 2023
Johnson is an active tackler in the secondary for the BA defense. He showed ability to cover deep zone and fill the box as a safety last season. He works aggressively downhill to close space from his safety spot and uses sideline leverage well. He can cover the slot showing fluid hips and compact breaks. Johnson’s slightly undersized at 5’11”/170 but could see him filling a nickel or SS role at the next level.
Junior Season Highlights
HS: Bishop Amat High School
HC: Steve Hagerty @CoachHagerty
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Carlos Alvarez- DB, 2023
Alvarez is a steady and consistent tackler in the secondary that showed versatility playing multiple positions as a junior. He flashed toughness and physicality closing space and tackling aggressively downhill. He shows timing and anticipation jumping on routes but would like to see him put himself in better position and play more instinctively to create turnovers in coverage. Look for Alvarez to be one of the leading tacklers in the secondary for BA next season.
Current Camp Schedule:
06/03 – Redlands
06/10 – Cal Lutheran
06/12 – Trinity University TX
— Carlos Alvarez C/O 2023 (@CALVAREZ_DBRB20) May 26, 2022
Rayjohn White- DB, 2023
White is an underrated cover corner that showed ability to make plays in man and zone as a junior. He uses long arms and quick hips to stick to receivers in coverage. He attacks the ball through receiver hands and is strong at the catch point going for 50-50 balls. He’s a physical tackler in the secondary that delivers strong contact in space. White should generate serious recruiting momentum with a productive senior season in the fall.
Had a great time at the Berkeley Camp today and was excited to show my skills. @CoachAT23 @CoachTreW @TheMatt_V @CoachHagerty @PRICEBOY22 @CoachJackCP @KodiWhitfield @CoachWesNurse pic.twitter.com/ffwQ0B35je
— Rayjohn White (@RayjohnWhite) June 6, 2022
Chris Cooper- DB, 2023
Cooper is a talented CB transfer from Mission Viejo. He’s an active tackler that shows great closing speed and drives hard to the football in the flat. He’s physical with WRs at the LOS in press coverage and possesses the speed to turn and run with receivers downfield. He’s a high motor player that will make pure effort plays across the field. Cooper will be another standout transfer to watch next season.
— Chris Cooper (@ChrisCooper_5) June 3, 2022
Dylan Rodriguez- LB, 2024
Rodriguez is a big, physical tackler from his ILB spot. He fills holes aggressively and has a quick trigger to the ball. He’s an effective A/B gap blitzer that can bring pressure up the middle and shows lateral speed and range tackling out wide. He’s comfortable in coverage showing instincts reading eyes and reacting to the ball. Rodriguez and Munoz will be productive junior tacklers for BA’s defense in the fall.
Had a great time at the Cal Poly camp this Sunday. Big thank you to all of the coaches for the opportunity. @jletuli48 @CoachRRouse @JakeCasteel @CoachBBaldwin @CodyvonAppenCPU @WPlemons pic.twitter.com/1OfQcEh1bK
— Dylan Rodriguez (@Dylannn_44) June 7, 2022